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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Jefferson City High School is an above average, public school located in Jefferson City, MO. It has 2,500 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
609 Union
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Telephone
(573) 659-3050
Website

Jefferson City High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1140
15 responses
Average ACT
26
187 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,005
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$586
National
$949
Median Home Value
$139,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Sporting events
    35%
  • Homecoming, lots of school pride.
    19%
  • Orchestra Concerts
    14%
  • Capitol Caroling
    12%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Marching band competition
    5%
  • FFA
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,500
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,885
Teachers in First/Second Year
11%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,736/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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In the 2 years that I've been enrolled in Jefferson City High School, I have seen many opportunities for students like myself and incoming students. This school offers many resources, programs, guidance for students who are in need (financially), disabled, in the minority, LBGTQ, pregnant, academically poor, and many more! Teachers and staff show that they really care about our future. Although some sports may lack achievements, they really work hard in what they do. I really like this school and I would definitely recommend this school for elementary school and middle school students.
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This school is a great school. Teachers are caring and offer tutoring after and before school. Like most schools, you do have that 15% of teachers that are just waiting for retirement age or those who take too much time off to teach the way that is needed to reach all levels of students. The administration is also good but some take authority to their head. What I love the most about my school is they offer a alternative school for students with depression, social issues, drug problems to go to so they can receive one on one teaching and small class sizes. This extra school helps everyone because these students that do not want to learn are separated from those student that do want to learn. My school was overpopulated but this will all change in 2020 when a new second high school will be built and future students will be separated into 3 schools and of course when class size is reduced this benefits everyone.
This school is nothing but average. They constantly try new projects (academies, iPads, #jaysread), taking up our class time to explain them, then drop them without warning. This year, massive renovations are being made all over the school, which results in constant detours, drills so loud we can't hear our teachers, and classrooms that change every few months. JCHS is just "fine."